Black and Gold Katana
This is a W2 steel katana hand-forged with differential heat treatment. The hamon is saka choji with some utsuri and tobiyaki.
The design incorporates black and gold accents in the contrast of materials through the interplay of the tiger wood saya and lacquered sakura mon. The antiqued copper tsuba, fuchi, kashira, menuki, habaki and seppa against the gold and black silk thread of the tsuka ito.